Normally, I set the level of my radio in my garage just before I pull out. While I’m tooling through my subdivision, I can clearly hear the music playing through the speakers. But as soon as I hit the main highway, and the road noise starts to block out my selection. Get to the interstate and all of a sudden I find I can’t hear the radio at all. The road noise had taken over. It has become the loudest sound in the car – blocking out anything coming from the radio.
Our walk with God is very similar to this. Life creates a great deal of road noise for us, and we often find we have lost the sweet, small whisper of God in our lives. The clamor of life picks up as our lives become faster, days are filled with appointments, schedules become unworkable and the general commotion of life reaches a headache producing din.
Is your pace of life creating road noise so high that you can’t hear yourself, much less God? If so, it is time to quiet your heart. And what better time to do it than during a day set aside by our forefathers to give thanks to God? The holiday itself is filled with lots of activities, family traditions, food and football. But at some point during the day, just sit back and tell God how much you have to be thankful for. Make sure to quiet your heart so that you truly can “Be still and know that He is God.”
Between now and Christmas, make sure there is ample time to just sit and be with God. Now is the time to wait on the Lord and have your strength renewed. It is time to hear Him say, “Peace Be still.”
May I pray for you?
Lord, as we in America head toward Thanksgiving, remind us all that You are a great God and we are to be your grateful people. Help us to see Your blessings in the everyday small things. Help us to praise You when things seem overwhelming. Please provide our basic needs and give us faith to be generous. Help us to know you even more deeply as we grow closer to celebrating Your birth. Amen.